The Supreme Court's appalling decision in Citizens United v. FEC has prompted a corporation to take "'democracy's next step': It is running for Congress," a New York Times blog reported on Tuesday. ...
CORPORATION SAYS IT WILL RUN FOR CONGRESS
By Catherine Rampell
New York Times
February 2, 2010
Following the Supreme Court decision implicitly granting corporations the right to free speech (by determining that political spending is a kind of speech), a corporation has decided to take what it believes to be “democracy’s next step”: It is running for Congress.
With more than a twinge of irony, Murray Hill Incorporated, a liberal public relations firm, recently announced that it planned to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.
Here is the company’s first “campaign” ad.